April is Earth month so there’s no time like the present to become more aware
of the products you use—how they were made and what they’re made of— and how eco-friendly your home is.
First, how cute are these doormats from Day Trip Society in Kennebunkport, ME? Made of float rope, a material once used by lobstermen but now banned because it endangers whales, they’re super-durable and easy to clean.
Courtesy of Daytrip Society
Now that swimsuit season’s around the corner, there’s no better time to break out the Laundress’ biodegradable Swimwear Care to freshen up your trunks and bikinis.
I love the way the clean scent—and that fact that it cleans my suits without
fading them or exposing them to harsh chemicals.
Spring’s also a great time for mini-makeover projects, which can be as simple as adding new throw pillows to a sofa. Rubie Green is my favorite source for green fabrics,
which are made from 100% organic cotton and are printed with ink that contain
no VOCs (volatile organic compounds).
Courtesy of Rubie Green
And if you’re considering building a new home (or happen to be a homes book addict, like me), check out Prefabulous + Sustainable: Building and Customizing an
Affordable, Energy-Efficient Home by Sheri Koones. With profiles of 35 eco-chic homes across the country, the book sure makes building green look beautiful
—and easier than you’d expect!
Courtesy of Amazon.com
Building to last is important regardless of where you live—but it’s essential at the coast, where homes must be designed to weather the elements while respecting
their environments. For more eco-savvy building ideas, check out this
month’s issue of Coastal Living.